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After the reforms, Saskatchewan government spending as a share of the economy fell to 15.3 per cent, down from 23.8 per cent.

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Six weeks ago, on this page, I lamented Roy Romanow’s failure to propose creative reforms to our country’s health care system. He simply demanded $15 billion more federal transfers to provinces, while expanding government monopoly into national homecare and a program to cover catastrophic pharmaceutical expenses. It’s not clear how he came up with the figure. Perhaps he just multiplied the $15 million cost of his Commission by one thousand?